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“overrated” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Limuru Road | Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #111 of 340 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

a place to see and be seen. It would just be a normal cafe in a european country, but here it is seen as posh. highly overrated and too pricey. But the food is decent :) except the gnocchi so far, hated that. Some staff is not very friendly either.

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Entebbe, Uganda
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“If you love good salads, this is it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Sometimes it's hard to find a good fresh salad in a Kenyan restaurant. In Nairobi, this place solves that problem!
In fact, you can create your own salad: I asked for a Nicoise salad, but no tuna fish and add feta cheese instead. Done!
Everything is fresh, clean, and quite delicious. BTW the Greek salad is outstanding (though why serve dry toast with it?).
We go here regularly - and (as a vegetarian) it's my favorite place in Nairobi.
Oh and great desserts!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Bland food, expensive and plastic fanatic”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Sigh.....everyone in Nairobi wants to meet at Artcaffe apparently hence how i ended up getting hauled into this place. Last time I went to one of the other 3 it was out of fries in the middle of the day and only serving salad instead with their burgers. Today I had the bland veggie cakes which was supposedly to be served with a side of tabulleh salad. It was literally 1 table spoon of tabulleh and loads of rice. Cakes were absolutely tasteless. For almost 10 euro's I expect better. The worst came when I ordered an eclair to go for my friend. It came in a huge plastic container with a even bigger plastic bag. Seriously? That is ridiculous. When I confronted the staff they just drew blank stares, fidgeted and then just looked away. If you feel the need to be so European inspired maybe consider adopting a environmentally friendly policy. This litter happy attitude makes me cringe and I'll never set foot in this place again. Horrible food, overpriced and overrated. Next time I'm back at Chow paty in DP. Way better food for less and more respectful to the country.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Modern cafe but average service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A modern and stylish cafe located on the outer ring of the village market centre.
Good food and variety. Decent ambience, great place to meet up with friends/family or for a business meeting. Reasonably priced although on the higher end given its contemporary feel and targeting a more upmarket clientele.

Recommendation: Chocolate mousse is amazing and is a meal in itself!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Good cafe, friendly staff, free wireless, good food and OK prices, nice to sit outside tables, the bread to take-away is also good

Visited October 2012
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